Thursday, November 18, 2021

Blue Ridge Church Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 8x10" Oil Painting

This is one of the many, small, white, churches, found in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  They all have their own charm, and I love driving around in search of them.

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The beauty of the red tree, was an added bonus, to my find, but, this is a charming scene, anytime of the year.  It pays to have your cell phone with you!

Have a great day!

Carol Schiff

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nest Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Palette Knife Painting



This small oil painting is an attempt to paint a new subject for me.  I have been inspired by the nest paintings of Julie Oliver Ford.......actually by all her paintings.  Julie does stunning nests in oils and watercolors.  When an opportunity presented it's self to me, I decided to give it a try.

 Unlike Julie, I used a palette knife to achieve the nest effect.

Thanks for reading my blog today!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Autumn Landscape Paintings, Daily Paintings, Small Oil Paintings, Home Wall Decor

We have just returned from a trip to Asheville.  The leaves were in full color and we had a lovely drive on the Blue Ridge Mountains.


These two paintings were inspired by our trip.  

Enjoy your day.




Saturday, November 6, 2021

On my Way to Hollywood!, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

An unexpected, but exciting thing has happened!

Warner Brothers has purchased one of my paintings, for set design in their new movie "Romeo".

The movie is filming now, in Brooklyn, starring Joaquin Phoenix.  I believe it is scheduled for release in the fall of 2019.

I have been so fortunate, as I am currently under contract with CBS, to use two seascapes, in their TV series PI Magnum and Hawaii Five-O.


  I know what you are thinking.........How did this happen?  How did they find you?

Well, both of these contacts were made through my site on Etsy.  I did nothing to attract these offers, other than regularly post on Etsy and maintain a presence online.  It can happen to you too!

Good luck!!

Carol Schiff

Pet Painting, Cat Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting

This cat lives at our local art supply store.  My art group, Pieces of Eight, meets there each week, and we spend the morning creating, visiting, challenging.....and then have lunch together.

 Kitty loves to interact with us, jumping in the middle of our paintings, climbing into our art bags, doing her cat thing.  Usually mid morning, she climbs into her favorite sleeping artist browser.  For those of you who don't know, it is a canvas sling, much like a hammock.  That is where I snapped a photo of her, which of course, woke her up.

Can you tell, from her expression, that she seems less than happy with me?  I think I interrupted her nap in the sun.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff